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My Favorite Husband

My Favorite Husband began as a radio sitcom on CBS Radio. The show starred Lucille Ball and Richard Denning as Liz and George Cooper (Liz and George Cugat in early episodes). The couple lived at 321 Bundy Drive in the ficticious city of Sheridan Falls, and were billed as "two people who live together and like it." The main sponsor was Jell-O, and an average of 3 "plugs" for Jell-O were made in each episode. The program ran from 1948 through 1951, throughout which 124 episodes were aired.



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Reviewer: ScourgeOfBC - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 22, 2016
Subject: Great show
Some might find it strange, but at 12 years old, I love this show. It's provided hours of entertainment for me and my mom both. I actually like it more than I Love Lucy, although that's not bad either. I've often spent hours trying to think of a character who wouldn't make much of a difference if he or she didn't exist; and I never found one. Even the characters that only appear once in the series can make hilarious quotes. There are a few mistakes in the titles, as previous reviewers have stated, but they're only minor flaws. It was on Internet Archive that my mom first played My Favorite Husband, and I've liked it since the first episode she turned on.
Reviewer: mfh127 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 1, 2016
Subject: Liked it then
I remember catching this show on the radio. Can't tell you how racy and scandalous the show's name, "My Favorite Husband", used to feel. Liked it then, but was only able to listen to a very few episodes, I'd guess two or three. It was on a CBS station, I remember that, around the middle of the dial, maybe 1050 or so. That was roughly 65 years ago. ... Anyway here now on the internet I find it's a good show - that it was quite good. I would put it in a category of bearable, survivable, radio shows along with “Fibber Mcgee and Molly.” It's a good show, and, of course, Lucille Ball, who became a superstar, well, that gives it even more meaning nowadays. Plus, she was actually good in this radio program, a good voice actress for the role.
Reviewer: cristabelita - favoritefavorite - October 22, 2015
Subject: Good but unreliable titles
The quality so far has been great but many of the titles are actually different episodes, duplicates even of ones already posted.
Reviewer: Stefanie072404 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 2, 2015
Subject: Name Goof
I absolutely love this program. It reminds me so much of I Love Lucy and really gets your imagination working. My only thing is in the begin of the Radio series they call them Liz and George Cogot and all of the sudden they are Liz and George Copper. Am I the only one who noticed that?
Reviewer: MrsLamontCranston - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 25, 2014
Subject: Another great comedy
I just love this comedy oh how it ties well with I love Lucy;)
Reviewer: nightkey5 - - August 19, 2012
Subject: errors
The Cugat's Tenth Wedding Aud Anniversary is 50-04-16 #84 10th Anniversary.

480723 0001 Literary Clubs Speaker Comes To Dinner is 48-08-06 (003) The Portrait Artist
Reviewer: iluvotr - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 6, 2011
Subject: I love "My Favorite Husband"
A wonderful show. The only thing that would make it better would be if they had made more episodes.
Reviewer: Moose Malloy - - August 9, 2011
Subject: My Favorite Husband - The Cartoon
Some talented person has made a cartoon of the 1949 Christmas episode of "My Favorite Husband":

The animation is actually superior to that of some of the kid's shows they make for TV.
Reviewer: dividedby - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 4, 2011
Subject: Love the show; Error in the listings
I love MFH, and this is a great repository.

However, the episode titled "Liz Has Her Fortune Told" is actually "Liz Has Her Portrait Painted".

As far as I know, "Liz Has Her Fortune Told" is one of the few episodes for which no audio currently exists on the 'net, unfortunately.
Reviewer: Sooner Shadow - - January 11, 2009
Subject: Messed Up Zip!!
Why does this zip file only have one show in it? Hopefully they will get this fixed so that all episodes can be downloaded at once!!
Reviewer: bippy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 11, 2009
Subject: No Ethel, Fred or Ricky but still interesting in its own way
Some of these shows are almost to the word the same as the later TV show "I Love Lucy". About half of the shows have the same plots as the TV show. The TV show is an improvement over this show as the husband in this series was kind of dull and worked at a bank, unlike Ricky Ricardo, and in this show they lived in a house instead of an apartment building and for some reason had a maid even though there were no kids. But it's really interesting to see this early rendition of "I Love Lucy" before TV came onto the scene.
Reviewer: mixiearmadillo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 9, 2008
Subject: zip file
zip file is only one episode!
Reviewer: Classic_TV_and_Radio_Fan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 26, 2008
Subject: Lucille Ball ROCKS!!
Lucille Ball is the queen of queens, she deserves to win a nobel peace prize each year for making people around the world happy.
Reviewer: Robin_1990 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 1, 2008
Subject: Fun Radio Series
I've only listened to two broadcasts so far, But I enjoyed both of them. This radio series was later turned into the popular TV series "I Love Lucy". Very enjoyable if you liked that TV series, and a great way to introduce somebody to Old Time Radio.
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